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Visa Numbers January 2019

FAMILY BASED

Preference

Category

Final Action Date

Filing Date
1st

Unmarried Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Aug. 22, 2011

Mar. 8, 2012
2A

Spouses and Children of Permanent Residents

Nov. 8, 2016

Dec. 1, 2017
2B

Unmarried Sons and Daughters (21 years of age or older)of Permanent Residents

Mar. 15, 2012

Mar. 22, 2014
3rd

Married Sons and Daughters of U.S. Citizens

Aug. 15, 2006

Jan. 8, 2007
4th

Brothers and Sisters of Adult U.S. Citizens

May 22, 2005

May 15, 2006

 

EMPLOYMENT BASED

Preference

Category

Final Action Date

Filing Date
1st

 Priority Workers

Oct. 1, 2017

Jun. 1, 2018
2nd

 Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of  Exceptional Ability

C

C
3rd

 Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers

C

C
 

Other Workers

C

C
4th

 Certain Special Immigrants

C

C
 

Certain Religious Workers

U

C
5th

Employment Creation

C

C
 

Targeted Employment Areas/Regional Centers and Pilot Programs

U C

The above is Visa Bulletin announced by Department of State in January 2019.

USCIS selects either Final Action Date or Filing Date to determine when to file I-485 for applicants residing in the United States.

This month USCIS selected Filing Date in Family Based application and Filing Date in Employment Based application.